Exploring Easter Island – Day 4

Travelogue: Rapa Nui – Day 4 Highlights In the morning I went to the tourist information office to pick up some maps and brochures. When enquiring about the weather staff assured me that it would be raining for 3 or 4 days and that the rain would start the following morning. They recommend getting as much as possible sightseeing in during the day. This made me decide to head out to the south-east end of Easter Island and then walk […]

Exploring Easter Island – Day 3

Travelogue: Rapa Nui – Day 3 Highlights The following morning I set out early. It was raining all night and the clouds were just starting to clear. I came across a lonely horse next to a small moai, but soon encountered more. I passed by Tahai again and then continued northwards. The terrain was getting more rural. Shortly after passing through a country gate and stepping over pools of rain water I heard a noise. Looking back I noticed horses […]

Exploring Easter Island – Days 1 & 2

Travelogue: Rapa Nui – Days 1 & 2 (June 2015) Day 1: After about five hours of flight time from Santiago, we were nearing our destination. Serious turbulence started up during our descent in the stormy weather. Just before touch-down a very strong tug to the left occurred, then to the right, followed by a hard bounce as wheels connected with rain-soaked tarmac, complimented with (some) veering and swerving, but no skidding, until the plane came to a standstill. A […]

Santiago Street Art

June 9 – 12, 2015.  Santiago de Chile. Photography by Jean-Jacques M. Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Gypsy Café. Recent & Related Murals and Street Art of Buenos Aires Santiago Murals Los Lagos y Los Volcanes The Crosses on San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows Choose Conscience Building the New World Within (10) – What is Enlightenment?

Free your Mind

‘Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo’, situated in Uruguay’s oldest (ex-)prison. Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2015.  Photography by Jean-Jacques Montagnier — Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Gypsy Café Recent & Related Murals and Street Art of Buenos Aires Santiago Murals Los Lagos y Los Volcanes The Crosses on San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows Choose Conscience Building the New World Within (10) – What is Enlightenment?

Montevideo Murals

Street art is big in Montevideo, with interesting styles. Here are a couple of examples which I took pictures of recently in one of the older neighbourhoods, Cordón. – Jean-Jacques Murals, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2015 Photographed by Jean-Jacques M. Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Gypsy Café Recent & Related Murals and Street Art of Buenos Aires Santiago Murals Los Lagos y Los Volcanes The Crosses on San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows Choose […]

Rustic ARTitecture

I arrived in South America 3 weeks ago and spent 5 days in Buenos Aires. I got these shots with my Film SLR and then as usual I had to wait for them to be developed. I might take most of my future shots with my Digital SLR as it has become increasingly difficult (and expensive) to get film processed, no matter where you are in the world. – Jean-Jacques ** Photography by Jean-Jacques M. with Pentax P30T Film SLR […]

The Eco-Shrine at Hogsback

Hogsback “Hogsback is a magical world of mountains and forests. It is situated high up on the Amathole mountains of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, and is surrounded by centuries-old indigenous Afro-montane forests.” Quoted from: http://www.hogsback.co.za/ Hogsback in a Nutshell – Read More — The Eco-Shrine at Hogsback “I created this art work in 1995 and 1996 because I felt the need to give artistic expression to the scientific facts regarding the origin of Earth and all of […]

Building the New World Within (4) – The Inside Story

This brings us back to the story of Chicken Little and the metaphors within. Chicken Little is merrily strolling in the forest when something (an acorn) falls on her head. She doesn’t look up. She doesn’t investigate to see what it is. She gets frightened instead of directing her attention to where the hint came from. She panics and decides to warn everyone she comes across that “the sky is falling!” Her hysteria is transferred to the others and they […]

Resentment Resolved

“Having resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die” — Malachy McCourt. Recent & Related Murals and Street Art of Buenos Aires Santiago Murals Los Lagos y Los Volcanes The Crosses on San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows Stage Shifting Peruvian Selection – People, Landscapes, Churches & Ruins

Emancipate Yourself

“Emancipate yourself from mediocrity” – JJM Recent & Related Murals and Street Art of Buenos Aires Santiago Murals Los Lagos y Los Volcanes The Crosses on San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago Energy Shifts (3) – Paradigm Shifts in the Age of Polarity The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows Choose Conscience

Megalithic Circles and Spirals (2) – Loughcrew, Ireland

LOUGHCREW, COUNTY MEATH, IRELAND Megalithic rock engravings at Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns, County Meath, Ireland. Photographed by Jean-Jacques Montagnier (06.10.2012)  © 2012 – 2014 All Rights Reserved. — Loughcrew dates back to between 3500 and 3300 BC (older than the pyramids at giza in Egypt at 2560 BC) and is of major historical significance in Ireland. View Full Album** Read about Loughcrew — (More) Neolithic Circles and Spirals (1) Recent & Related Murals and Street Art of Buenos Aires Santiago Murals Los Lagos y […]

Thoughts from the Streets (2)

“Would you trust either?”   Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 14.08.2012 Photographed by Jean-Jacques Montagnier © 2012. All Rights Reserved. — Also see: Thoughts from the Streets 1 Recent & Related Murals and Street Art of Buenos Aires Santiago Murals Los Lagos y Los Volcanes The Crosses on San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows Stage Shifting Peruvian Selection – People, Landscapes, Churches & Ruins

Composition

“What lies beneath or beyond composition?” – JJM Recent & Related Murals and Street Art of Buenos Aires Santiago Murals Los Lagos y Los Volcanes The Crosses on San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows Choose Conscience Building the New World Within (10) – What is Enlightenment?

In-sight

“IN-SIGHT” – JJM Recent & Related Murals and Street Art of Buenos Aires Santiago Murals Los Lagos y Los Volcanes The Crosses on San Cristóbal Hill – Santiago The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows Stage Shifting Peruvian Selection – People, Landscapes, Churches & Ruins